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Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

by Neil Bell & Adam Wood

Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

Howard Vincent's Police Code, 1889 is a republishing of the famous guide for Metropolitan Police of the Victorian era, with an extensive introduction by Neil Bell and Adam Wood.

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The Boss Of Bethnal Green

The Boss Of Bethnal Green

by Julian Woodford

The Boss Of Bethnal Green :Joseph Merceron the Godfather of Regency London

Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764-1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enor...
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The Disappearance of Maria Glenn

The Disappearance of Maria Glenn

by Naomi Clifford

Disappearance of Maria Glenn : A True Life Regency Mystery

Taunton, 1817. What seems a simple newspaper report of "elopement gone wrong" turns out to be a rollercoaster story of crime, coercion, illusory triumph and fra...
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The History of Newgate

The History of Newgate


The History of Newgate

This is an account, published around 1866, of the history of the notorious prison from its first authentic mention in 1218 to the mid 1860's. There are chapters on the conditions and punishments s...
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The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

by Karl Bell

Spring-Heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular culture

WINNER of the 2013 Katharine Briggs Award This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of ...
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

by Carol Baxter

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable : A TrueTale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit

John Tawell was a sincere English Quaker but a sinning one. Convicted of forgery, he was transported to Sydney, where he opened Austr...
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The Poisoner

The Poisoner

by Stephen Bates

The Poisoner : The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's most Notorious Doctor

"The greatest villain who ever stood trial at the Old Bailey," as Charles Dickens described him William Palmer was convicted in 1856 of mur...
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The Ripper Of Waterloo Road

The Ripper Of Waterloo Road

by Jan Bondeson

The Ripper of Waterloo Road

When Jack The Ripper first prowled the streets of London, an evening newspaper commented that his crimes were as ghastly as those committed by Eliza Grimwood's murderer fifty years earlier. H...
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The Sins of Jack Saul

The Sins of Jack Saul

by Glenn Chandler

The Sins Of Jack Saul : The True Story of Dublin Jack and the Cleveland Street Scandal

The Cleveland Street scandal, involving a homosexual brothel reputedly visited by the Queen's grandson, shocked Victorian Britain in...
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The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher

The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher

by Summerscale, kate

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher : or The Murder at Road Hill House

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent f...
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The Victorian Detective

The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss & Keith Skinner

Victorian Detective

At the dawn of the Victorian age there was effectively no police detective force in Britain and detecting methods were rudimentary; by the end of Victoria's reign the Criminal Investigation Departmen...
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The Victorian Master Criminal

The Victorian Master Criminal

by David C Hanrahan

The Victorian Master Criminal : Charles Peace and the Murders of Cock and Dyson

On 2 August 1876, a young policeman named Constable Nicholas Cock was shot dead while walking 'the beat' at Whalley Range, Manchester. A fe...
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The Yorkshire Witch

The Yorkshire Witch

by Summer Stevens

The Yorkshire Witch : The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman

On the morning of 20 March 1809, the woman who had earned herself the title of 'The Yorkshire Witch' was hanged upon York's 'New Drop' gallows before an estimated...
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There Must Be Evil

There Must Be Evil

by Bernard Taylor

There Must Be Evil : The Life and Murderous Career of Elizabeth Berry

In 1887, Elizabeth Berry, an attractive young nurse from the grim Oldham workhouse, found notoriety throughout the nation after the death of her daug...
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They All Love Jack

They All Love Jack

by Bruce Robinson

They All Love Jack : Busting the Ripper

More than twelve years in the writing, this is much more than a radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend, and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wir...
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Victorian Convicts

Victorian Convicts

by H Johnston, B Godfrey & D Cox

Victorian Convicts

What was life like in the Victorian underworld - who were the criminals, what crimes did they commit, how did they come to a criminal career, and what happened to them after they were released from pr...
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Victorian Murders

Victorian Murders

by Jan Bondeson

Victorian Murders

This book features fifty-six Victorian cases of murder covered in the sensational weekly penny journal the Illustrated Police News between 1867 and 1900. Some of them are famous, like the Bravo Mystery...
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Wayward Women

Wayward Women

by Lucy E Williams

Wayward Women : Female Offenders in Victorian England

We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables bene...
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Women And The Gallows 1797-1837

Women And The Gallows 1797-1837

by Naomi Clifford

Women And The Gallows 1797-1837

In the last four decades of the Georgian era 131 women went to the gallows. What were their crimes? And why, unlike most convicted felons, were they not reprieved?Women and the Gallows 17...
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